Baluch leaders in USA meeting in Washington DC to discuss Iran elections


WASHINGTON DC: June 26, 2009: (PCP) Former speaker of the Baluchistan assembly, Waheed Baloch, will preside over a talk on the repercussions of the Iranian elections on the struggle of the persecuted ethnic groups in Iran in Washington DC on Saturday.

In the aftermath of Iran’s stolen elections, ethnic groups including the Baluch who have been at the receiving end of the Iranian theocracy for three decades now are fearing further aggravation of their plight.

The Baluch, Kurds, Ahwazis, and others from Iran and Pakistan will meet for open debate on ‘Iran elections and persecuted nationalities”

Other attendees include Dr. Morteza Esfandiari, a Kurdish intellectual; Dr. Karim Abdian, executive director of the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization; Sharif Behruz, US Representative of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran; Dr. M. Hosseinbor, a Baluch lawyer and professor; Nabi Baloch, presiding council member of the American Friends of Baluchistan.

The event will be moderated by Baluch journalist Ahmar Mustikhan.

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